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WATCH: Pennsylvania presidential politics and the “Brain Drain”

A conversation with Dr. G. Terry Madonna, director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll

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Dr. G. Terry Madonna. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps

Dr. G. Terry Madonna. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps

Dr. G. Terry Madonna. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps

Lars Gesing, CU News Corps Assistant Director

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Logo final_highLANCASTER, Pennsylvania – A majority of the people of Pennsylvania have voted for a Democratic president in every election cycle since 1988. Yet the state is still considered a battleground – particularly because Republicans win a vast majority of most other elections here.

But over the years, migration patterns and the “Brain Drain” phenomenon have turned Pennsylvania presidential politics on their head. Dr. G. Terry Madonna, director of the nationally-renowned Franklin & Marshall College Poll, explains what happened.

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